Ashley Mundy is the gun haters worse nightmare. She is a woman whose father encouraged her to obtain a concealed carry license. She used her personal defensive handgun to defend her self and her child. She shot a neighbor high on meth who had broken into her house and was disabling her security system. He had a machete.
Any woman who sees this news interview is likely to identify with this single mother who felt compelled to defend her child. You can see the emotional connection being made with the interviewer. You can feel the sincerity and intensity of Ashley's experience and communication. From wibw.com:
TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)— Ashley Mundy says the night of Oct. 08, 2015 started out like any other night. She says she fell asleep in her bed with her then four-year-old son Braedyn, but later, woke up to the sound of glass breaking. Mundy says she got up, grabbed her 9 millimeter handgun and found her neighbor, Bruce Jolly, disarming her security system. That's when she decided to shoot.
“I was there alone with my child; My dad encouraged me to get a conceal and carry, and I just felt that was the thing to do at that moment,” said Mundy.
Link to video (The pistol appears to be a SigSauer P290)
The emotional message of Ashley being encouraged to have a gun by her father is a powerful one that crosses cultural lines. I recall an intense conversation I had with a Muslim woman on her way back to Bangladesh. She was smart and well educated, with a PhD. As we traded life experiences, I asked about firearms in Bangladesh. She said that they had them but they were illegal because no one trusted the police. Her father had taught her how to shoot an illegal revolver.
These emotional and sincere connections are a tremendous threat to the false narrative that gun haters have worked to create. Ashley is a woman and mother who protected herself and her child from a drug addled neighbor with a machete. Her father encouraged her to protect herself. Her community supported her after the fact and applauded her decision and effectiveness.
Ashley closes the deal with the last comments she makes in the interview:
Mundy says she has learned a lot from her encounter with Jolly and hopes others do too.
“You don't have to have a conceal and carry to have a gun in your home, and why wouldn't you want to protect yourself? Why wouldn't you want the same weapons or defense like the people that could be coming to your home in these situations?” said Mundy.
There are many women who have not thought much about armed self defense. This video will connect with them at a deep, emotional, level.
Help them find a chance to see it.
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